Monday, June 3, 2013

dapper doxie duds: little lady liberty of london

My encounters with interesting fabrics of certain color combination or pattern at a thrift store can burn a hole in my consciousness at times.  It hits me like puzzle yearning to be solved, a rabbit hole begging to be fallen into.  A temptation, a fixation, difficult for my crafty mind to ignore.

A few weeks ago, I spied what looked to be a Liberty print shirt at the thrift store.  Nope, I realized upon closer inspection, it wasn't Liberty of London after all.  But it was Land's End and what a nice shirting fabric it was, in a fabulous color combination you just don't see every day. Which could make it really difficult to find a fabric to us for binding but dang if it wouldn't make the sweetest little dud, I thought to myself, seeing the dud in my head as I always do when I am inspired, as a peek to an image just out of focus, with enough form and composition to make my heart flutter, yet not so much revealed that the experience of making it would be a matter of rote execution.  It was the kind of creative itch that simply had to be scratched.

I embarrased to admit I have amassed more than a few combinations awaiting match with that special little dachshund out there somewhere that I have yet to meet.  But lucky for me and my creative itch, with this Liberty of Londonesque combination, tiny chumley and I already know of a certain little spunky somebuddy who turned 14 this weekend, who loves to be pulled in her little red wagon to the Farmer's Market on Sunday mornings, and for whom her mom and I had discussed long ago the fleeting prospect of including a cute little peter pan collar for a dud, only back then my experience and ability were nowhere where they are today.

Happy 14th birthday, Molly, my little friend.  Your sweet little dud will be on its way soon. :)

For Molly: Cotton Floral Print in Blues, Lavender and Turquoise with pintuck detailing and peter pan collar, removable hand dyed silk and freshwater pearl removable neck flower. Perfect for happy Sunday mornings at the Farmer's Market.


Lovable Lily said...

Ohhhhh, your Mom sure has a good eye Baxter! Your furend Molly is sure going to be the hit at the Market.

Lily Belle & Muffin

Bludog said...

OMIGOODNESS! The funny thing is... I tried to buy that very LE shirt for myself, and they did not have my size left. How cute would that have been if we could do matchy-matchy?!? I will have to get on eBay now and see if I can find the shirt.

kalyxcorn said...

thank you lily belle!

haaa - that would be SUPER CUTE miss bludog!! mom wants to know if u findy findy!! :)

Anonymous said...

ooohhhh so, so pretty! me thinks princess kirby may need a new one! what is the lead time on a dud these days?

miss linda

kalyxcorn said...

better because she has kirby's fit model on hand but still has (as always!) a bit of a backlog. if mom finds a good fabric for a similar look she...oh she just thought of one! miss linda, can you ask mom again at the end of June if she does not get back with you sooner? she needs to dig up the fabric she had in mind. :)

Tammy said...

So pretty!

Anonymous said...

Okay - we need to get your creative "itch" working on a DDD for Ike! (I'll allow you to stop your zyrtec and/or allegra for a few days!)

Your friendly dermatologist - Siol

kalyxcorn said...

thank you miss tammy!

and mom says thank u for reminding her she needs to draw up what she was thinking about, miss siol. more later :)

bartokmd said...

Liberty at Land's End! Very cheery!
Wags from Kate up North!